Security monitoring and response

Cyberthreats or attacks can severely destabilize your organization’s operations.

Consulting services that help your organization detect cyberthreats and attacks in near real-time to drive an informed response and resolution

At the core of an organization’s security program is the ability to effectively monitor, detect and respond to security threats. As the central hub for threat information, the strategy, risk and architecture teams benefit from upstream and downstream telemetry to influence the overall security program and operations. A data breach or cyberattack can be a devastating event for your organization. Incidents such as ransomware attacks are increasing and could paralyze your organization for weeks, disrupting your ability to run your business and serve your clients. The efforts needed to respond to and recover from incidents can be complicated and time consuming. To protect their organization effectively, security executives must refine their detection and response capabilities, and develop and improve their incident response processes and plans. When considering outsourcing solutions to these challenges, organizations are best served by working with a trusted partner—as opposed to a service vendor—who can advise them before and after a cyber incident as well as proactively identify and remediate threat actors before the organization gets infected or re-infected by an attack.

We understand the magnitude of your complex security challenges. Our specialists have in-depth, risk-based security monitoring and response experience for the middle market, including forensics and response fields such as law enforcement, military, intelligence and corporate investigations. We’ll help you investigate the cyber incident then recommend a forensic, end-to-end solution that provides threat visibility coverage customized to your environment’s security needs. Our solutions go beyond what a traditional managed services provider typically offers, including file integrity monitoring, security configuration assessment and compliance verification and reporting. We’ll also work closely with you to ensure your security solution is cost conscious without compromising on service and is delivered and deployed on your timetable.


Our methodology to develop and deploy your security monitoring and response program includes:

Preparing for post-incident investigation activities is as crucial as responding to the event itself. Often the organization is faced with the decision to move forward with legal actions or cooperate with law enforcement agencies. With the goal of preserving the integrity of the evidence in its most original form, skilled practitioners must meticulously investigate, document, collect and examine the available information in accordance with strict procedures while leveraging specialized tools. Preparing for expert witness testimony also requires extensive preparation and understanding of the events surrounding the investigation.

RSM’s digital forensics team will help identify and preserve information that can be used in an investigation or later proceedings as well as conduct further analysis in support of the recovery of computer systems and networks. We’ll work with you on:

  • Understanding proper investigative tools to digitally identify the fingerprints left behind by threat actors
  • Working through the evidence collection, documentation and preservation process
  • Preparing to function in the capacity of expert witness
  • Briefing executive leadership and relevant third parties on the status of the investigation on behalf of the organization
  • Properly collecting and maintaining forensics information for criminal, legal, or security matters in accordance with corporate policies on behalf of the organization
  • Developing an internal digital forensics team with the right experience and knowledge to support the investigative process

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